Problems with flash exposure using g2 with 420ex in manual mode.


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Mystix

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I've read thru the manual and i thought ETTL is supposed to be in effect with 420ex on even if its in M mode?
took a few pics in M mode and when i adjusted the exp to read +-0 and took the shoot, the flash overexposed the shot...had to set -2 flash exposure compensation to help save it but still abit overexposed. in other modes its all ok.
i actually brought the cam down to canon cust svc for them to have a look and they told me theres nothing wrong coz the internal flash is supposed to fire at full strength in M mode.. ok that i know but what about with 420ex on? dun have ettl also?hope its not a camera defect.
can some1 pls advise thanks.
 

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Yah, I had this experience also. I can't quite explain it and I sold away the G2 after about a week of buying it! I'm too used to my Canon film SLR (the functions, performance, etc) that I couldn't get used to the feel of a smaller prosumer camera for serious shooting.

Anyway, although I have no big complaints about the E-TTL in Canon flashes (and I love Canon generally!), I find the flash exposure is not consistent. I have been made to believe that Nikon has a more intelligent and accurate flash system.

I'd certainly like to know the reason(s) too... I'm sure someone else must have experienced your problem too?
 

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On my G1 (not sure about the g2) if I use M mode, the 420ex will fire at full strength. As such I always use Tv mode. Also the AF assist light for the 420ex will not work on my G1. Does it work on the G2?
 

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Mystix :I believe its normal that flash blasted fully when in manual.

Camerakit: G2 also doesn't use the AF on the 420ex. ..


hmmm so many G2 user here can answer wat..... I dun own a G2 so can someone correct me.:what:
 

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